Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Oatmeal with Cranberries and Walnuts

oatmeal with cranberries and walnuts

What I would really like for this would be readily available dried cherries, but cranberries are good. Also when the milk stands out, I decided that prefer hemp to almond milk. Hemp is higher in fat and richer-tasting, almond is more like skim. So I've been using hemp in tea and oatmeal, and almond in chocolate banana smoothies.

1/2 cup quick-cook oatmeal
1/2 tsp cinnamon
about 1/2 cup dried cranberries
about 1/4 cup walnut pieces
about 1/2 cup hemp milk

Put the oatmeal, cinnamon, and dried cranberries into a small bowl. Pour over boiling water just to cover, and cover the bowl with a small pot lid. Pop the walnuts in the toaster oven. I set mine to medium and when the toaster pings, the walnuts are toasted and the oatmeal is done just right. Take the lid off the oatmeal, stir it up, and top with the toasted walnuts and a splash of hemp milk.